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PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

According to the Kole District woman legislator Judith Alyek, this authority was suggested in the children’s Act that was passed two years ago.

Yesterday Judith Akello initiated a motion in Parliament urging Government to expedite implementation of all policies and legislations relating to children.

Alyek told Parliament that children’s rights are greatly infringed upon by mainly close relatives, but no enabling laws are in place to address these issues.

However the State Minister for youth Florence Kiyingi said that plans are underway to resolve this gap.

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UPDF ELECTS 10 REPRESENTATIVES IN PARLIAMENT.

Bombo:The Uganda People’s Defence Forces have elected 10 representatives in parliament in a function where President Museveni chaired the Army Council that sat at the UPDF headquarters of the Land Forces in Bombo.

LAWYERS PETITION MUSEVENI OVER BILL EXEMPTING MPS

Kampala - Barely six days after the members of Parliament came up with Tax Income Bill that aims at having their emoluments exempted from being taxed, the Uganda Law Society (ULS) has written to President Museveni requesting him not to assent to the same Bill. The law society which is an umbrella organization that brings all professional lawyers together in the country, in their statement

LABEJA PROMISES SECURITY IN GULU

Gulu - George Labeja the incumbent mayor for Gulu Municipality has been re-elected.

Labeja was originally in the NRM party but fell out with the ruling party

THE HUNTER BEING HUNTED, KIRUMIRA TRANSFERRED TO NALUFENYA

BY UTN REPORTER

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Gen Kale Kayihura has appointed ASP Edgar Akankwatsa to replace the controversial ASP Muhammad Kirumira as the new District Police Commander (DPC) for Buyende.

This development was announced by SSP Emilian Kayima, the police spokesman.

Kirumira was arrested on Thursday morning from his home Bulenga

MUSLIM CLERICS ACCUSE IGP ON TRUMPED UP CHARGES

The 32 Muslim clerics at Luzira Prison have accused the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura of coercing them to admit the chrges and later be state witnesses against Tabliq Sheikh Younus Kamoga.

AMISON MOURNS MAJ GEN KARUHANGA

The African Union Mission in Somalia has mourned the passing on of Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga, the first Commandant of the Mission in 2007. Maj Gen Karuhanga established the working formulae in Somalia for the Peace Mission, which all his successors have held. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira says

M7 APPOINT SEVEN NEW JUDGES TO HIGH COURT

Kampala: Seven new judges of the High Court have been appointed by President Museven to fill up the existing gap that was recently left by the elevation of six judges to the appellate court.

The appointed new judges are; Ketra Katunguka (an official from justice ministry),

Observer Reports

Observer Reports: Kampala District has the longest delays.

Observer Reports: Suspicion so eminent

KAMWENGE GETS FIRST CLINICAL LABORATORY EVER

The plight of patients in Kamwenge has been hanging in balance especially those with clinical illnesses that require diagnosis after which the blood samples are taken to Kampala for Laboratory tests and verification. This Process takes a minimal two weeks period, as the samples are transported by Postal Services to the Government Chemist in Wandegeya, who does the analysis and